Learn to Smock: Stacking & Picture Smocking
Want to take your smocking to the next level? Bonnie teaches how to translate the basic cable stitch into stacked cables and create adorable "pictures" with your work. Follow along with Bonnie with your needle in hand and pause, rewind or replay as many times as you need to master these techniques. You will love how many new smocking plates and designs become available to you after you learn to picture smock.
Run Time: 1 hour 48 minutes
Teacher: Bonnie Myszka
Difficulty Rating: 4 Thimbles - Expert
Pre Pleated Insert Kit
Needles - Most common are #7 Darner, #5 Darner, #22 Chenille, or #24 Chenille
DMC Floss or Perle Cotton
Pleater or Smocking Dots (if pulling up pleats by hand)
In this lesson you'll learn:
- Best needles to use as you smock
- How to determine the number of floss threads to use in any given project
- Expert tying off techniques
- How to read a picture smocking plate and use a magnetic board to assist you while you work
- How to achieve perfectly fluffed stacked cables
- How to work with complicated designs that require multiple threaded needles along the same row
- Tips on how to rework small mistakes
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